RLS's Elèna Santioli writes on pushbacks for Voci Globali
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RLS Islands Project Coordinator Elèna Santioli wrote about pushbacks at the borders of Europe for Italian online outlet Voci Globali. An extract in English can be found below and the full article in Italian can be found here.
"International protection is a fundamental right granted to people fleeing persecution. In the absence of legal migration routes, people are forced to flee irregularly. This condition is exacerbated by a system that relentlessly seeks to externalise borders in the name of the neurotic ideal that is Fortress Europe. An ideal implemented at all European borders through ruthless pushbacks, on land and at sea. Violent, inhuman operations that violate people's rights and international law."